Wish You Knew Mental Health Campaign

About #wishyouknew

The Washtenaw County Health Department has teamed up with Washtenaw County Community Mental Health to design a campaign to address community concerns around youth mental health and reducing stigma.

Driven by community conversations, the Wish You Knew Washtenaw campaign aims to spark honest and supportive conversations about mental health between youth and adults. We hope that if we can share our truth with trusted people in our life, we can begin to heal.

Wish You Knew is funded by the Washtenaw County Mental Health and Public Safety Preservation Millage.

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News and Updates

We are excited to announce #wishyouknew's partnership with YpsiWrites, a writing-focused non-profit serving the Ypsilanti area.

Click here for original writing prompts and activities!

Want to lend your voice to the Wish You Knew campaign? 

We are looking for Washtenaw County parents, mentors, caregivers and young people ages 12-18 to participate in listening sessions to shape the next phase of the Wish You Knew campaign! Click here to let us know you are interested!

#wishyouknew in the News

  • MLive: Emma Share: Reducing stigma isn’t figuring out a way to change someone’s mind
  • CTN FYI: #wishyouknew interview starts at 6:45
  • Metro Parent: Washtenaw County #wishyouknew Targets Teen Mental Health
  • Ann  Arbor Family: #WishYouKnew

Data Snapshot of Washtenaw Youth Mental Health (click on each image to learn more)

Teens who Have an Adult They Trust in Their Neighborhood_ 9th, 11th Graders County_ Washtenaw
Teens who Felt Sad or Hopeless Every Day for the Past 2 Weeks 9th, 11th Graders County_ Washtenaw
Suicide Completions County_ Washtenaw

#wishyouknew Partners    

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